by Milli Thornton
Although you can wade through countless books out there on how to break through writer's block and banish your fear of writing, the majority of these guides deliver the standard fare--except when it comes to Milli Thornton's unconventional and enlightening book, Fear of Writing.
Fear of Writing allows you to journey through a delightful offering of humorous stories about people (both real and fictional) who struggle with bouts of writing fear. You can also try your hand at the Fertile Mind exercises, each of which prompts you to explore
your own writing on a deeper level.
Although the goal of these Fertile Mind exercises is to burst through the cobwebs of your writing paralysis, once you immerse yourself in the process, you'll end up having fun and your fears will be swallowed whole by the sheer creative joy of it all.
There's no question--the process of writing can be daunting, even to the bravest of literary souls. But with the help of Thornton's fresh and effective passive/active instructional approach that combines illustrative stories with writing prompts, even the most resistant strain of Fear of Writing can be vanquished.
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